This qualification is being withdrawn
The operational end date (last date for new starts) of this qualification is 31/07/2022 and the certification end date is 31/07/2023.

Key Facts

Level 1
Subject Sector:
9.3 Media and Communication
Qualification No:
42 hours
Total qualification time:
60 hours
£29.50 per learner
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

Whilst some of our qualifications are regulated for pre 16 learners our minimum age is 14.

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type


Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    This suite of Level 1 qualifications are intended to provide learners with an introduction to the skills required within the Creative Media Industries. They are designed to support progression to further learning and ultimately to work in the sector or other related sectors.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete the 6 credit unit.



    Learners must complete the 6 credit unit.

    Video Production Skills for the Creative Industries

    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    Unit No:
    Click here to view full unit details

    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is suitable if learners need a short, introductory level 1 course in a specific aspect of the creative media industry: video production skills. It is particularly appropriate for :

    • young people on trainee-ships who are working at level 1 and are seeking a short, focused qualification in the sector in which they wish to work/gain an apprenticeship, as part of the work preparation training element of a trainee-ship.
    • learners of any age who have been disengaged with learning and need a short introduction at level 1 before progressing straight to a larger certificate or diploma at level 2.
    • learners of any age who want to supplement the main element of their programme with a small amount of specialised learning in an area of specific interest to them.
    • unemployed adults needing to demonstrate their interest in and commitment to the creative media industry to potential employers, particularly where further work-based training will be on offer.

    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    This single-unit qualification covers introductory video production technologies and the skills to plan, create and review a short video sequence. The learner must take the one mandatory unit:

    • Video Production Skills for Creative Media Industries.

    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    This qualification is part of a suite of creative media qualifications at level 1. Learners should take this qualification to develop understanding of Video Production Skills for Creative Media Industries.

    Which sector does this qualification support?

    The main purpose of the qualification is to support learners progression to further level 1 or level 2 learning, as creative media job roles at this level are limited. However, the learner could progress to an entry-level or trainee job role in the creative media industry such as assistant video producer or editor.

    What are the progression options?

    The learners can progress to a general level 2 certificate or diploma in creative media or to a more specialised level 2 certificate, for example in moving image production.

    Progression & entry requirements

    The learners do not need any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification. It is available to learners of any age.

    Funding information

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    The new Find a learning aim (FALA) service provides a search tool that you can use to check the funding status of any qualification, framework, unit, standard or T Level:

    View this qualification on the ESFA’s Find a learning aim website

    The Education and Skills Funding Agency search provides funding information on qualifications. It does not provide funding information for units, non-regulated activity and work placements, for this information please use Find a learning aim (FALA).

    View this qualification on the ESFA Qualification Funding Search

    How to find a learning aim

    If you’re not sure how to use the new find a learning aim website, we’ve created a handy walkthrough to help you:

    How to Use: Find a learning Aim

    We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

    The following support materials will help you to deliver this qualification.

    Internal Quality Assurance

    Special Considerations and Reasonable Adjustment Forms